Our chaplains

Rev John Carrick

I'm an Anglican chaplain at Burwood Campus (I'm on campus Wednesday afternoons) as well as the Lead Minister at St Thomas’ Burwood. Come and chat about anything, or contact me via phone or email: I'll help in whatever way I can. There's a sign on our office which states 'Chaplain at work – please disturb', so please do!

Rev John Carrick

Imam Riad Galil

I'm Deakin's imam (Muslim) chaplain and I'm based at Burwood Campus. I'm also the Senior Imam at the West Heidelberg Mosque and a chaplain at RMIT. I've got a background in science and industrial chemistry and have worked in both secondary and tertiary institutions for over 20 years. I'm married with 4 children and 9 grandchildren.

Imam Riad Galil

Daniella Li

I’m an Evangelical chaplain at Burwood Campus. I became a Christian when I was in first year Uni so, I understand the student journey. I was a visiting chaplain in Western Australia in 2018. I was born in mainland China and can speak Cantonese, Mandarin and English. I love listening to your stories – both study and work, so feel free to contact me via email or phone for an appointment.

Daniella Li

Piyasilo Bhikku

I am a Buddhist Forest Monk, and delighted to make connections with, and support Deakin’s diverse Buddhist community. As a multifaith chaplain, I am available for all students and staff – whatever faith affinity or background. I’m interested in promoting equality, inclusion and diversity in all areas of life, including spirituality. I want to help remove barriers to social and spiritual participation, especially for women; transgender, non-binary, and gender diverse people; those who are same-sex attracted, have a disability or are from culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) communities.

Piyasilo Bhikku

Sarah Weber

I'm one of the chaplains in Geelong. I love being available to care for university students and see them thrive at uni. I enjoy doing life with them and being there to answer all sorts of questions they have. University can be a stressful and lonely time, particularly for international students and staff, and so I value the opportunity to support them any way I can. Chaplaincy at Deakin is a most rewarding and enriching experience and it’s a privilege to share life and faith with this next generation of leaders.

Sarah Weber
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